WISDOM
Reclaiming Christmas

12/01/2014

Dreading the coming Christmas season? Are the joys of reuniting with family and friends diminished by the pressures of the ever growing to-do list? Are you totally exhausted by the time the baubles are packed away and the gifts returned? Especially for Christians, we often feel like we have missed the mark when it comes to our advent celebrations.

In her book, Reclaiming Christmas, How to Creatively Celebrate the Season that has Become Excessmas, author Ginger Jurries offers sage advice and meaningful alternatives to this often draining time of the year. Jurries presents ways to:

 

  • Assess your current celebrations and replace them with deeply meaningful ones.
  • Give in a relationship-building manner.
  • Reduce stress!!
  • Handle grief during the holidays.
  • Consider viewing Advent as a journey to a richer experience with God and one’s family and not an exhausting race to the “Big Day.”

“For years I felt a burden to create a perfect holiday experience for my family which often involved too much commercialism. I came to realize that our celebrations did not honor God and his abundant grace in our lives,” Jurries reflects.

After much research and prayer, Jurries undertook an exploration of what the holidays could be if celebrated in a more sane, meaningful and intentional manner. Jurries’ book is the result of those prayers and research.

Get your copy today on Amazon.com:  Reclaiming Christmas